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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:26 PM
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Posted By japonica
I don't know about places at the equator....

I don't know about places at the equator. Interesting to think about.

Our flu season is our winter and early spring, so June to September. The cases usually start around May and the push for...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-23-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By japonica
I've been thinking about this the past few days...

I've been thinking about this the past few days with reports from Queensland and SA that they had "bad" summer influenza seasons. So, where does the sun exposure fit in with the rise in cases in...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   03-19-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 515
Posted By japonica
The other question is should it be funded or is...

The other question is should it be funded or is it just recommended and up to the individual to pay for it (as is the case here now with Bexsero...well, if anyone could find any). I can't see the...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By japonica
No kidding! I've also heard it about ACV, but...

No kidding! I've also heard it about ACV, but don't want to smell like that when I leave the house. There's some decent tea tree oil, citronella and various herbal repellents that work up to it...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By japonica
Most of the adults who contract it here have been...

Most of the adults who contract it here have been previously vaccinated in childhood, but of course, waning immunity etc and there are no MMR boosters on the schedule for adults (unless female,...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By japonica
That's too logical, K. :wink: There's some...

That's too logical, K. :wink:

There's some pacific island nations I would love to visit. And seriously, they are a hop, skip, and jump away, more or less, compared with flying from Canada. But the...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-15-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By japonica
These days, I have more of a problem with...

These days, I have more of a problem with tourists. :wink:Most of our recent outbreaks here (measles mostly, but the odd diphtheria case once in a blue moon) tend to originate with Australians or...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By japonica
I voted somewhat: thinking, but went with...

I voted somewhat: thinking, but went with original inclination (which was not to schedule). TBH as we moved from no vaccines to sel/del as the kids got older, it moved me more inline with some IRL...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   02-26-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By japonica
Right call. I would institute all of those...

Right call.

I would institute all of those recommendations re: punishment, but also have him on probation, with renewal of his contract subject to approval.

It's not so much the matter of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   01-16-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By japonica
It's been quiet on here these days, so sorry for...

It's been quiet on here these days, so sorry for the late reply.

First, I do recall from a friend living in Quebec that trying to file an injury report was nigh on impossible. Her son had a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-08-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By japonica
Hi there, I know you posted back in October,...

Hi there,

I know you posted back in October, but was wondering how you're doing and how the holidays went.

Reading your post and asking for thoughts, a few things struck me. First, yes, girls...
Forum: Vaccinations   01-04-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By japonica
All of the tips above are good. The only one I'd...

All of the tips above are good. The only one I'd add is that whether younger or older, make sure the lab knows in advance that they will be doing a blood draw on a child as it might affect staffing:...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   01-03-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By japonica
Father sues WA government after vaccine reaction

This already popped up in a few places online.

https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/family-seek-vaccine-compo-ng-b88344054z

Be nice if Australia finally decided to set up that compo program that the...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   01-02-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By japonica
Exactly. The Men B one is what intrigues me....

Exactly.

The Men B one is what intrigues me. There are parents over here just incensed and livid that the government does not fund it. They are free to purchase it themselves. Sure, it's about...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-28-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By japonica
:laugh:LOL. I'm surprised they haven't...

:laugh:LOL. I'm surprised they haven't recommended it as a result of the outbreaks that keep happening in adult populations here. They haven't acted because 1) they probably feel these cases are some...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-28-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By japonica
Sigh. The comments. I think part of the problem...

Sigh. The comments. I think part of the problem is that any media story or post that highlights reported cases or an outbreak is immediately swamped with comments to "Vaccinate your kids!" even if...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By japonica
Well, this was in Australia where it's even less...

Well, this was in Australia where it's even less of the norm, except for the religious communities and those families who believe the the hype by the surgeons joeandsarah mentioned to make the...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-28-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By japonica
Yeah, thanks, I should have proofed my post....

Yeah, thanks, I should have proofed my post. Sorry. It was 20%, but still way too high.

I had to bite my tongue and smile and do the, "Poor guy, hope it goes well, blah blah blah..." If they were...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-27-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By japonica
Whoa, 30%. That's sad, really. I'm in...

Whoa, 30%. That's sad, really.

I'm in Victoria and after helping with my son's grade 1 class last year with swim lessons (nothing like trying to help 35 helpless and soggy boys trying to find...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   12-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By japonica
One of my friends shared this today....

One of my friends shared this today. Interestingly, before "No jab, no pay" was proposed in 2015, there was a nice uptick in donations in 2014 to the Coalition government under the category of...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-30-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,432
Posted By japonica
Another reason to be leery of in-school vax...

Another reason to be leery of in-school vax programs...In Canada, but the issue of lack of consent and "mistakes" is still relevant for those of us who send our kids to school on vaccination day and...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-26-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,432
Posted By japonica
Fingers crossed, Kait. Glad it went well. :smile:...

Fingers crossed, Kait. Glad it went well. :smile:

Nothing for us except the 4vMenCCV for my DD over the summer before she starts high school in February. We're apparently experiencing a rise in...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   11-12-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 769
Posted By japonica
Whoa, things must be bad if you're considering...

Whoa, things must be bad if you're considering Australia... :wink:
Seriously, so many pluses to living here, but the vax choice stuff (ie. lack thereof) drives me around the bend. Along with the...
Forum: Vaccination Policies and Legislation   10-27-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,156
Posted By japonica
Thanks for that. That whole segment was broadcast...

Thanks for that. That whole segment was broadcast on channel 9 (blech) over and over last week. I knew the whole thing was rigged and just the usual media spin. The so-called posts had that vibe of...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-26-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By japonica
Well Australia doesn't think two doses cut it. ...

Well Australia doesn't think two doses cut it.

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home~handbook10part4~handbook10-4-6



Ah, overseas...
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